- Evasion is defined as avoiding or escaping a person or thing.
- An example of evasion is not paying income taxes for ten years.
- An example of evasion is purposely being in a different room from your ex-girlfriend at a party.
evasion definition by Webster's New World
- an evading; specif., an avoiding of a duty, question, etc. by deceit or cleverness
- a way of doing this; subterfuge
Origin: Middle English and amp; Old French ; from Classical Latin evasio ; from evasus, past participle of evadere: see evade
evasion definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- The act or an instance of evading.
- A means of evading; a subterfuge.
Origin: Middle English evasioun, from Old French evasion, from Late Latin ēvāsiō, ēvāsiōn-, from Latin ēvāsus, past participle of ēvādere, to evade; see evade.
evasion - Computer Definition
To undertake an attack in such a way that it remains undetected by the Intrusion Detection System. Typically, an attacker has to know how an IDS reacts to certain attack patterns; the attacker then changes these patterns so that the attack blends in with the rest of the traffic and thus remains undetected.
See Also: Intrusion Detection System.